ef·​fort·​less | \ ˈe-fərt-ləs How to pronounce effortless (audio) \

Definition of effortless

: showing or requiring little or no effort effortless power

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Other Words from effortless

effortlessly adverb
effortlessness noun

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easy, facile, simple, light, effortless, smooth mean not demanding effort or involving difficulty. easy is applicable either to persons or things imposing tasks or to activity required by such tasks. an easy college course facile often adds to easy the connotation of undue haste or shallowness. facile answers to complex questions simple stresses ease in understanding or dealing with because complication is absent. a simple problem in arithmetic light stresses freedom from what is burdensome. a light teaching load effortless stresses the appearance of ease and usually implies the prior attainment of artistry or expertness. moving with effortless grace smooth stresses the absence or removal of all difficulties, hardships, or obstacles. a smooth ride

Examples of effortless in a Sentence

She walked with effortless grace. His writing is known for its seemingly effortless style.
Recent Examples on the Web Here's the thing: Bobs are meant to be effortless, a.k.a less work, and don't need to look too done-up. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Julianne Hough's New Blunt Bob Will Give '90s Babies All the Feels," 18 Dec. 2019 This is not to say that the balancing act of motherhood and professional artistry has been as effortless as Kowroski’s graceful lines might suggest. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Motherhood Reshaped Ballet Dancer Maria Kowroski's Career in a Touching Way," 20 Nov. 2019 Then Bezos figured out a way to make shopping effortless and deliveries fast. Patricia Callahan, ProPublica, "How Amazon Hooked America on Fast Delivery While Avoiding Responsibility for Crashes," 5 Sep. 2019 The 26-year-old has an effortless look that mixes casual street wear and suits with a touch of pizazz. Jamie Lisanti, SI.com, "Fashionable 50," 18 July 2019 Almost two years later, that simple, effortless look still sits atop Markle's best outfits of all time. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Meghan Markle's Favorite Jeans Are Available at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale," 12 July 2019 From bright colors and tropical prints to short shorts and bikinis, Yanique makes traveling while curvy look effortless. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "This Curvy Travelista Shows You How To Jetset In Style," 31 Oct. 2019 Jennifer Connelly, who almost always makes Nicolas Ghesquiere’s haute futurism seem effortless, wore a corseted jacket with draping and embroidery for the His spring/summer show for Louis Vuitton held at the Louvre. Vogue, "Last Week, Stars Brought Runway Fantasy Into the Real World," 7 Oct. 2019 Keane the passionate, hard-working one with the fun celebrations and chirpy nature; Berbatov the aloof, laid-back one who could make any movement on the pitch seem effortless. SI.com, "Dimitar Berbatov: 7 of the Former Man Utd, Tottenham and Fulham Striker's Best Moments," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of effortless

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Effortless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/effortless. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of effortless

: showing or needing little or no effort : appearing very easy


ef·​fort·​less | \ ˈe-fərt-ləs How to pronounce effortless (audio) \

Kids Definition of effortless

: showing or needing little or no effort She made an effortless catch.

Other Words from effortless

effortlessly adverb danced effortlessly

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